More Than I Can Say 

"more than i can say" is one of my songs, recorded live today in shrubbi studios. The song is for all the folks who live in the ambiguus but beautiful realms, not easily quantified or categorized.  In my quest for making IZ (integrative Zarts) I often come against boundaries that seem porous..... and I opt to pass through.

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Here are the words....



More Than I Can Say


i find myself shrinking when i say that i’m an artist

or a painter of houses

or a carpenter

people nod their heads

as if to say they know my meaning

but i think that i mean something that i haven’t said

            i need to find a word that will grow and then explode

            like a shell around a nut

            a word less like a cage and more like a boat

            one that’s filled with everything that floats

                        water turns to ice and then to steam and into rain and then

                        joins with dead leaves

                        raises into plants and into sky and into dances of

                        hurricanes

                        words bleed into words and the words are changing meaning and

                        it’s all much more than i could say

i find myself shrinking when i say i live in philly

or i grew up in a small town in pennsylvania

say that i’m musician or a carver or magician

i always want a wider door

 

and it’s more than not wanting to be ruled

and more about saying how it seems to be

people may think they know me by my name

but a name is only a footprint where i used to be

            i need to find a word that will grow and then explode

            like a shell around a nut

            a word less like a cage and more like a boat

            one that’s filled with everything that’s smoke

                        water turns to ice and then to steam and into rain and then

                        joins with dead leaves

                        raises into plants and into sky and into dances of

                        hurricanes

                        words bleed into words and the words are changing meaning and

                        it’s all much more than i could say

you and me

and everything

it’s all much more than i can say

guitar say


IZ

To Integrate is to make whole.  Zart is the Art of Everything from Z to A.  

for more about Zart see "Zart and the Art of Everything from Z to A"

Michael Biddison     woodsunarts@mac.com       610-247-8718